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5 ways to protect your business premises from water damage

  • 27 Jul 2016

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There are many ways to protect a property from water damage. Building professionals are able to put prevention in place during the building process of a property, however you can take preventative measures to protect your business premises from heavy rain and flooding if the property is already built. 

If water prevention isn’t properly put in place, the resulting property damage can lead to business interruption loss. 

Here are 5 ways to protecting your business premises from water damage.

  • Regularly assess points in your property that may be subject to leaking, such as water distribution systems. If you catch any signs of moisture early, you’ll be able to fix the problem before any damage is caused. 
  • The basement of a property is subject to flooding if the correct protection hasn’t been put in place. If a property hasn’t yet been protected, it’s important to keep all electrical equipment at least one inch above the floor, this will prevent electrical accidents and this way, money won’t have to be spent on replacing equipment.
  • Flood-proof a property with water-proof sealants, seal these to both the inner and outer walls of the house’s foundation to prevent any water damage.
  • Assess areas that will not drain, such as basements or underground parking. These areas may require fixed or portable pumps during an emergency. 
  • Make sure your business has a 24 hour emergency contact list for plumbers, electricians and the local water utility company. Facilities management companies such as MSL have a 24/7 helpdesk where you can request a skilled professional to come and fix your problem as soon as possible.

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